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Community Based Property Rights and Resource Conservation in India's Forests

Lavanya Rajamani

in Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579853
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579853.003.0022
 							Community Based Property Rights and Resource Conservation in India's Forests

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This chapter explores the provenance, possibilities, and limits of the formal legal recognition of community based property rights, through a case study of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006. It traces the antecedents of this Act, and considers the implications of formal legal recognition of community based property rights for natural resource protection. Through the case study, the chapter also explores the notion of community based property rights, its conceptual moorings, and its recognition in international human rights doctrine.

Keywords: community-based property rights; property law; India; forest conservation

Chapter.  5258 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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